The buttons arent easy to spot; theyre about an inch in diameter, Graeve says, like a shirt button. So, not everyones going to [see] them because theres no big signage or verbiage around them that says, Push me or Look at me or something. Its a fairly discreet installation.
The buttons size isnt the only reason you might miss them: Theyre also removable a fact we offered to keep under wraps. No, you can put that. Theyre meant to be stolen, Graeve says and laughs. Well, wed like to have them up for a while, but theyre signed and dated art part of this is just to mess with the idea of the economics and the commodity of art and object making. Each button includes the recorded message, a date and the Iris Projects signature.
The buttons went up on April 25, and Graeve says there will be one wave of replacements. Hopefully theres still some left. Happy hunting. The buttons will be around until May 25
or until theyre all taken. For information, visit www.irisprojectsound.com. Free.
April 25-May 25, 2008